Film festival

• Sat 13 – Sun 14 03 2021 / 1:30 – 8:30 pm •
Canceled: Festival of Film-Work

Due to the governmental decisions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival of Film-Work got canceled.


curated by MADHUSREE DUTTA

Film-Work is a package of curated moving image narratives on and around bodies, sites, conventions, infrastructures, emotions, and strategies of social production of labor as well as cultural dimensions of labor-based lives. The two-day festival will present 12 works from Canada, China, Finland, Germany, India, Philippines, Senegal and USA. With a life span of only 125 years, cinema – or more widely speaking screen culture – has grown and expanded through each war between states, each finance transfer across the globe, each shift in communication technology and each strategy towards cultural autonomy since the beginning of the 20th century.

Through this trajectory the most vital aspect of human endeavors – work – has been chronicled in myriad articulations on screens. Film-Work package attempts, within its limited space, to represent various film conventions and narrative styles from across the world. It begins with the story of female telephone operators at the beginning of the 20th century and ends with the contemporary shadow industry of content cleaning in service of the Internet giants.

Venue: Filmforum im Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 50667 Cologne
Language: Various languages with English Subtitles
Combination ticket: 20€* reduced | 36€* regular
Daily ticket: 12€* reduced | 22€* regular
Screening: 6€* reduced | 8€* regular (* VAT included)

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13 03 2021

13:30

LE FANTÔME DE L’OPÉRATRICE / THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERATORS
2006 | 66’ | Documentary, Found Footage | Canada
Director: Caroline Martel
Language: French with English Subtitles

SCHICHT / SHIFT
2015 | 30’ | Documentary | Germany
Director: Alexandra Gerbaulet
Language: German with English Subtitles

Break 15:10–15:45

15:45

LUMAPIT SA AKIN, PARAISO / COME TO ME, PARADISE
2017 | 26’ | Documentary, Science Fiction | Philippines, Canada
Director: Stephanie Comilang
Language: Tagalog with English Subtitles

CALAMARI UNION
1985 | 81’ | Fiction, Comedy | Finland
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Language: Finnish with English Subtitles

Break 17:35–19:00

19:00

ZUM VERGLEICH (IN COMPARISON)
2009 | 60‘ | Dokumentation | Germany, France, Switzerland, India, Burkina Faso
Director: Harun Farocki

AAA CARGO
2018 | 34’ | Documentary, Fiction | China, Europe
Director: Solveigh Suess
Language: Chinese, English, Russian with English Subtitles

14 03 2021

13:30

SUPERMAN OF MALEGAON
2008 | 66’ | Documentary | India
Director: Faiza Ahmad Khan
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles

DONNER NAISSANCE (GIVING BIRTH)
2015 | 30’ | Documentary | Senegal | Production House: Waru Studio, Dakar
Director: Fatou Kandé Senghor
Language: French with English Subtitles

Break 15:10–15:45

15:45

WORKER’S ORDINARY DAY
2019 | 3’ | Video Art | Netherlands, Germany
Director: Ahmet Ögüt

DOUBLE TIDE
2010 | 99’ | Video Art, Landscape Art | Great Britan, USA

Director: Sharon Lockhart

Break 17:35–19:00

19:00

WORKERS LEAVING THE GOOGLEPLEX
2011 | 12’ | Documentary, Thriller | USA
Director: Andrew Norman Wilson
Language: English

THE CLEANERS
2018 | 95’ | Documentary | Germany, Philippines
Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck
Language: English with German Subtitles